A.SKILLZ + SKRATCH BASTID w/ SAMMY SENIOR
A.SKILLZ + SKRATCH BASTID
WITH SAMMY SENIOR + DUNKS
FRIDAY | APRIL 1 | 2016
10pm to 3am
@ HARBOUR EVENT CENTRE | 750 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
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A.Skillz is a true party rocker behind the turntables, captivating crowds with his ability to embrace all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from and mash them up into a unique cocktail infused with his own signature flavour of funk. His fierce production skills and turntable dexterity has won him prime time slots touring across the globe. From spinning on the slopes, grooving the night away at various festivals and raising the roof at nightclubs all over the world.
It would be easier to list the places where he hasnt had the dance floor pumping!
A.Skillz talent as a producer were first recognised by London Breakbeat label Fingerlickin Records in 2003 when he released his debut album TrickaTechnolgy along side long time collaborator Krafty Kuts. He has been integral in the breaks scene ever since, picking up a handful of awards along the way including Breakspoll Best DJ 2012 and 2013.
He has made quite an impact with his music releases over the years from his earlier work with Fingerlickin to countless official remixes, his Insane Bangers series, to his Soundcloud give-aways and mixtapes that have collectively clocked up millions of plays.. and counting.
You can even find his production on music for Channel 4, Renault TV advertising and for Sony Playstation on Gran Turismo 4. Skillz is firmly established over the pond, and has smashed through various Canadian and U.S Tours since 2008. Back home in the UK he is a well-respected artist and has collaborated with the likes of Nick Thayer, Beardyman and DJ Yoda to name a few.
It is fair to say.. you never know what to expect from him so if you have never witnessed an A.Skillz set then keep your eyes peeled and get down to the next party with his name on the flyer!
Over the past 15 years, Canadas own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world, one sweaty crowd at a time. What first started at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam where he became a certified entertainer and show favorite has now affected the four corners of the globe, establishing him as a DJs DJ and a true master of the craft recognized by the best in the game.
At the rate of over 150 shows a year over the last decade, his reputation as one of the hardest working DJs in the world comes as no surprise. Increasingly heralded for his comfort and versatility in different styles hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance- the Bastid has rocked dance floors in Asia, Europe, Down Under and everywhere in between. With an incomparable hold in his country where he has become a staple of Canadian DJ history, he now celebrates his culture and community in his home base of Toronto and throughout Canada with the annual Bastids BBQ held every summer.
His collaborations at the concert series The Flex as well as his cross-country live A/V show Skratch Of All Trades have kept him one step ahead of the competition by pushing the boundaries of live DJing. In 2011, he officially began his ambassadorship of the widely-popular Red Bull Thre3style competition and has since been an integral part of its international success, touring with it globally.
This relentless approach to live performance always gives him a leg up as a producer, helping him craft some of the most critically-acclaimed production work in Canadian hip hop including the Juno nominated Situation album with Buck 65 and Shads Flying Colours, among others. His own remixes and blends have also amassed millions of plays and become supreme ammo for selectors around the world.
The turntable champion and crowd favorite is steadily taking his craft to new heights and bringing his audience along for the ride. Having rocked the bar many times, Skratch Bastid is always the first one to raise it.
Splice together the DNA of Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction, Captain Jack Sparrow, Michael Jackson when he was eight, Data from the Goonies and a labrador puppy. Shake well in a soft leather Gucci cowboy boot, pour contents into a petri dish and place in the airing cupboard under the Anne Summers knickers for two weeks. Add a pinch of the cookie monster, two fingers of Dolly Parton and cover generously with the sex musk of Burt Reynolds and youll be close to recreating something that resembles Sammy Senior.
Now residing in Bristol UK, Sammy has made his intentions quite clear.. go big or go home! And since New Zealand is so far away, he's opting for the first choice. Wasting no time at all, Sammy has already played at some of the UK's favourite festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Sunrise, Shindig, Eden, Shambhala and many more, sharing the stage with the biggest names in Mid-tempo breaks.
What to expect when Sammy is on the decks? Funky mid-tempo breaks with an allsorts bag of genres thrown in touching on Drum n' Bass, ragga, swing and hip-hop, all driven by big basslines and booty shaking grooves. His energy is unrelenting! Born with funk in his veins and sporting an afro to sideline the Jackson 5, Sammy Senior is a name that is fast becoming well known in the production world too. With 2 EP's already under his belt, one of which was released on the well known label Ghetto Funk for whom Sammy has just recently become the label manager for, and over a dozen releases on various labels, most of which have graced the important end of the Juno charts.. Sammy Senior is a name you will be seeing and hearing a lot more of.
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